This is an established
development with 1,660 homes clustered into neighborhoods, and
amenities are fairly extensive. Mountainbrook is on the
outskirts of the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Mesa metropolitan area, so
traffic is minimal (and there are golf cart lanes on the major
streets). While the community is quiet, the
Mountainbrook lifestyle is an active one.
residences are single story and come with at least a two car garage.
More expensive homes have extended garages. The
community was primarily built in the 1990s, and homes have from
1,400 sq. ft. to nearly 2,500 sq. ft. Views of the mountains
or the golf course are fairly standard, and residences have a patio
(or two), tall windows, arched doorways and tile floors.
Landscaping consists of decorative rock, cactus, oleanders and other
drought-tolerant shrubs and trees.
The Fairway Vistas Association takes care
of watering the plants and painting homes' exteriors.
Surrounding neighborhoods consist primarily of single family homes
in the same economic bracket. There are
also houses for lease. Home prices generally start in the
low-$200,000s. Please check with a
Realtor to verify these prices as they may change.
A full time activities director is on
staff, so activities are always available. Daily, scheduled events
and classes include aerobics, clogging, bridge, darts, pickelball,
pottery, book discussions, poker, painting and political
discussions. A theater group, holiday events, dinner
clubs, concerts, pancake breakfasts, parties and potlucks, as well
as all kinds of excursions, from bingo bus trips to art gallery
outings to trips to Disneyland, Mexico and the Greek Isles
ensure that no one is ever bored. A monthly newsletter keeps Mountainbrook
residents in the loop, and a newcomers' group helps new residents
Residents also enjoy two heated swimming pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, a
well-stocked library, a billiards room, a computer center, a ceramic
arts center, a fully-equipped exercise facility and much more
For the outdoor inclined, an 18-hole, public championship golf course winds its way
through the community. Althouh it is not owned by the HOA,
Mountainbrook residents receive discounts to play. Four more
courses are within a few miles. There are
scheduled hikes into the surrounding hills and/or desert twice a
When it comes to
professional sports, Phoenix is home to the Cardinals (football),
Diamondbacks (baseball) and Coyotes (hockey). Museums, theater,
dining and all that a major city has to offer are also just twenty
Nestled in the foothills of the rugged Superstition Mountains, Gold Canyon began as a cattle ranch in the 1800s and hosted Hollywood cowboys during the 1940s when numerous Westerns were filmed in the area.
Canyon Lake has a marina and recreation sites, and it is a popular spot for swimming and boating.
Gold Canyon does not have a hospital, but Banner Baywood Medical Center is about nine miles away in Mesa and is accredited.
The climate is hot and dry
with abundant sunshine. Summer daytime temperatures can easily
top 100 degrees, and winter daytime temperatures are in the 60s and
70s. The area receives no snow and
about 10 inches of rain per year.
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